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Was the enacting of DACA unconstitutional?

I had seen one of the arguments towards Trump's efforts to end/reform DACA was that Obama had exceeded his Presidential power when executing such an order. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ...
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What was the rationale behind EO 13787 updating the DOJ Order of Succession?

In a March 31 Executive Order (13787), President Trump set the current Department of Justice (DOJ) order of succession, which, by my understanding, would determine who has authority over the Mueller ...
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Where can I find the document that rescinded DACA?

I have been trying to find what piece of legislation / text / executive action rescinded the 2012 DACA memorandum. However, I have not been able to find it. Many news websites describe the effects of ...
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What percentage of “War On Drugs” prisoners could the POTUS pardon? (aka. State Prisoner % vs Federal Prisoner %)

If the POTUS wanted to do a mass pardon for victims of the drug war; those imprisoned for merely having/using drugs, then what percentage of these people could he free unilaterally? And what ...
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Can the POTUS perform a mass-pardon for those who meet certain criteria?

Let's say a POTUS wanted to legalise weed, and after doing so wanted to then free all the prisoners he could who's only crime was using/having weed, being otherwise innocent. To do this, could the ...
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USA constitution: scope of application [duplicate]

On May 25, 2017, the NYTimes writes: The federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., on Thursday refused to reinstate President Trump's revised travel ban, saying it discriminated on the basis of ...
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Why would the president create an executive order if there is already a law or bill?

If there is a law on the books or a bill has been passed, why does the President create an executive order that seems to do the same thing? Examples: There was a border wall voted on in the past ...
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Is there any interest in using Trump's Executive Order on immigration to properly reverse Korematsu's precedent at this time?

US President Trump's "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" was quickly "swept under the legal rug" by the judiciary, with the result that the second order "...
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Is the Trump administration defending the old travel ban (13769) in court?

Trump just released a new executive order, very similar to the old. The old order (13769) has been stopped by the courts. Is the administration defending the old order still, or are they ignoring it ...
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Why do the veto power and executive orders combined not make the US President a monarch?

(I generally understand why this isn't the case; however, I ask this question on behalf of others who might not. Thus I write here pretending to have less knowledge than I actually have.) I am not ...
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Is it legal for US President Trump to order the continued construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline?

I understand that US president Donald Trump has not provided evidence that he has relinquished his direct and indirect holdings in Energy Transfer Partners, which has been constructing the Dakota ...
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Travel ban order: why those countries? [duplicate]

The Executive Order "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" has been criticized by opponents for the selection of countries on the list. What is the basis for the ...
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Can President Trump’s Immigration Order be reverted?

On 27th January, according to this article, Donald Trump approved a sweeping executive order that suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees ...